As the rest of the NHL GM’s trip over themselves to sign free agent vagabonds, Nonis keeps trucking along down the frugality freeway. If you’re like me, you may have done a double take when the Canucks popped up on the wires yesterday, but it was just to announce that Lukas Krajicek signed a 2 year deal worth $2.2 million. If we add in the return of the brabarian, here’s how sexy the team looks on paper (heavy emphasis on ‘sexy’):
You can also scratch off a return tour for Smolinski, who signed a one year deal with the Habs yesterday. At the same time, the Canucks cut both Tyler Bouck and Prestin Ryan loose at the minor league level so don’t look for them in training camp. I have no idea what to make of this either.